The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Administrator role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Systems Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 302 300 324
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 411 402 336
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.74% 0.72% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.76% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 253 192
Average daily rate £385 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £220 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £499 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 18 10
Average hourly rate £31.00 £20.50 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.21% -7.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.45 £14.95 £19.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.43 £38.33 £27.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £20.50 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+51.21% -7.86%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
53034 52811 51540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.93% 94.73% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34546 32021 31371
Average daily rate £425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1532 2104 2098
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Systems Administrator in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK.

Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -6 370 £385 +10.00% 121
London +3 185 £400 +6.66% 50
South East -1 89 £380 +1.33% 32
Surrey +7 44 £400 +1.58% 13
Scotland 0 35 £400 +10.34% 14
City of London +45 34 £425 - 22
Edinburgh +9 26 £410 +9.33% 8
East of England 0 21 £325 +13.04% 5
Yorkshire +3 19 £400 +23.07% 12
North West -6 19 £400 +14.28% 5
Cambridgeshire +7 18 £323 +17.27% 1
Camberley +4 18 £425 +9.67% 1
Cambridge -6 17 £325 +15.55% 1
South West -17 17 £369 +27.15% 5
West Yorkshire -4 13 £430 +22.71% 8
East Sussex +10 12 £350 - 4
Bristol -2 12 £369 +27.15%
Brighton +11 11 £350 - 2
Oxfordshire +9 11 £225 -49.43% 2
Berkshire +13 10 £410 +9.33% 3
Oxford +13 10 £200 -62.61%
Manchester -7 10 £400 +10.34% 3
Hampshire -17 7 £325 -12.75% 4
North East -27 7 £139 -69.16% 1
West Midlands -28 7 £363 +14.17% 7
East Midlands +9 6 £325 - 4
South Yorkshire -5 6 £338 +12.50% 1
Halifax - 6 £436 -
Leeds -5 5 £369 +5.35% 5
Tyne and Wear -32 5 £163 -65.78% 1

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Systems Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Systems Administrator in their job title.

1 467 (61.77%) Linux
2 300 (39.68%) Unix
3 286 (37.83%) Windows
4 223 (29.50%) Red Hat
5 210 (27.78%) VMware
6 200 (26.46%) Finance
7 186 (24.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 171 (22.62%) Solaris
9 154 (20.37%) SAN
10 146 (19.31%) Active Directory
11 128 (16.93%) Microsoft
12 127 (16.80%) Windows Server
13 119 (15.74%) VMware Infrastructure
14 118 (15.61%) Puppet
15 114 (15.08%) Migration
16 110 (14.55%) Veritas
17 108 (14.29%) Oracle
18 105 (13.89%) DNS
19 102 (13.49%) Perl
20 99 (13.10%) AIX
21 96 (12.70%) SQL
22 95 (12.57%) Banking
23 93 (12.30%) Shell Script
24 92 (12.17%) Python
24 92 (12.17%) HP
25 90 (11.90%) ITIL
26 84 (11.11%) Bash Shell
27 79 (10.45%) NAS
27 79 (10.45%) IBM
28 76 (10.05%) EMC

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Systems Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Systems Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 68 (8.99%) Apache
2 38 (5.03%) MS Exchange
3 37 (4.89%) Tomcat
4 36 (4.76%) JBoss
5 33 (4.37%) IIS
6 26 (3.44%) SharePoint
7 20 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2010
8 17 (2.25%) OpenStack
9 16 (2.12%) WebSphere
10 15 (1.98%) nginx
11 11 (1.46%) Confluence
11 11 (1.46%) WebLogic
12 8 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 7 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
13 7 (0.93%) TPMS
14 6 (0.79%) WordPress
15 5 (0.66%) Apache Spark
15 5 (0.66%) Documentum
15 5 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
16 4 (0.53%) FileNet
Applications
1 29 (3.84%) MS Excel
2 15 (1.98%) MS Office
3 1 (0.13%) HipChat
3 1 (0.13%) Maple
3 1 (0.13%) Mathematica
3 1 (0.13%) Simulink
3 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.93%) ResourceLink
2 2 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.13%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.13%) HFM
3 1 (0.13%) Infor SunSystems
3 1 (0.13%) Lawson
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.13%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 63 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (2.91%) AWS CloudFormation
2 22 (2.91%) Office 365
3 20 (2.65%) Amazon EC2
4 18 (2.38%) Amazon S3
5 16 (2.12%) Microsoft Azure
5 16 (2.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 15 (1.98%) Amazon Glacier
7 10 (1.32%) SaaS
8 4 (0.53%) Google Apps
8 4 (0.53%) IaaS
9 2 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.26%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 2 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.26%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.26%) Route 53
9 2 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.13%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.13%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 154 (20.37%) SAN
2 105 (13.89%) DNS
3 79 (10.45%) NAS
4 74 (9.79%) TCP/IP
5 62 (8.20%) Firewall
6 38 (5.03%) LDAP
7 35 (4.63%) DHCP
8 27 (3.57%) Internet
9 26 (3.44%) SSL
10 23 (3.04%) SSH
11 21 (2.78%) LAN
12 20 (2.65%) HTTP
13 19 (2.51%) WAN
14 17 (2.25%) Intranet
15 16 (2.12%) VPN
16 14 (1.85%) Fibre Channel
16 14 (1.85%) FTP
17 13 (1.72%) iSCSI
18 11 (1.46%) Network Security
19 10 (1.32%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (6.61%) MySQL
2 46 (6.08%) SQL Server
3 25 (3.31%) MongoDB
4 20 (2.65%) Apache Cassandra
5 18 (2.38%) Hadoop
6 17 (2.25%) Amazon RDS
6 17 (2.25%) Oracle Database
7 15 (1.98%) Big Data
8 14 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
9 13 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
10 11 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
11 8 (1.06%) DB2
12 4 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
13 3 (0.40%) Relational Database
14 2 (0.26%) BusinessObjects XI
14 2 (0.26%) NoSQL
14 2 (0.26%) Oracle Exadata
15 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 1 (0.13%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 42 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 29 (3.84%) Git (software)
3 19 (2.51%) JIRA
4 12 (1.59%) Subversion
5 7 (0.93%) RSpec
6 4 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (0.53%) GitLab
6 4 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.26%) Maven
8 2 (0.26%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.13%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.13%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.13%) ClearQuest
9 1 (0.13%) Gerrit
9 1 (0.13%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.13%) Introscope
9 1 (0.13%) MSI
9 1 (0.13%) Selenium
9 1 (0.13%) Vagrant
General
1 200 (26.46%) Finance
2 95 (12.57%) Banking
3 23 (3.04%) Investment Banking
4 22 (2.91%) Law
5 14 (1.85%) Back Office
6 13 (1.72%) Marketing
6 13 (1.72%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.19%) Games
8 8 (1.06%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.06%) Retail
9 6 (0.79%) Legal
10 5 (0.66%) Military
11 3 (0.40%) German Language
12 2 (0.26%) Advertising
12 2 (0.26%) Billing
12 2 (0.26%) Electronics
12 2 (0.26%) French Language
12 2 (0.26%) Local Government
12 2 (0.26%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (5.03%) Web Services
2 22 (2.91%) .NET
3 18 (2.38%) LAMP
4 14 (1.85%) Middleware
5 10 (1.32%) XML
6 8 (1.06%) CGI
7 7 (0.93%) ASP.NET
8 6 (0.79%) J2EE
8 6 (0.79%) LEMP Stack
8 6 (0.79%) SAX
9 5 (0.66%) HTML
9 5 (0.66%) JRuby
10 4 (0.53%) jQuery
11 3 (0.40%) Akka
11 3 (0.40%) Oracle Fusion
11 3 (0.40%) POSIX
11 3 (0.40%) WebSphere MQ
12 2 (0.26%) ELK Stack
12 2 (0.26%) MCollective
12 2 (0.26%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 62 (8.20%) Data Centre
2 59 (7.80%) Clustering
3 34 (4.50%) Management Information System
4 20 (2.65%) Computer Science
4 20 (2.65%) EMC VNX
5 19 (2.51%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (1.85%) EMC VMAX
7 13 (1.72%) Hedge funds
7 13 (1.72%) Replication
8 12 (1.59%) HACMP
9 10 (1.32%) Enterprise Storage
10 9 (1.19%) Wiki
11 8 (1.06%) Health Informatics
11 8 (1.06%) Informatics
11 8 (1.06%) iSeries
11 8 (1.06%) User Experience
12 7 (0.93%) Public Cloud
13 6 (0.79%) CMDB
13 6 (0.79%) Online Games
14 5 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 467 (61.77%) Linux
2 300 (39.68%) Unix
3 286 (37.83%) Windows
4 186 (24.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 171 (22.62%) Solaris
6 127 (16.80%) Windows Server
7 99 (13.10%) AIX
8 60 (7.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 58 (7.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 42 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
11 40 (5.29%) CentOS
12 33 (4.37%) Ubuntu
13 28 (3.70%) Mac OS X
13 28 (3.70%) Windows 7
14 24 (3.17%) HPUX
15 23 (3.04%) Debian
15 23 (3.04%) SUSE
16 12 (1.59%) Windows 8
17 9 (1.19%) Oracle Linux
18 8 (1.06%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (15.08%) Migration
2 90 (11.90%) ITIL
3 76 (10.05%) DevOps
4 67 (8.86%) Configuration Management
5 53 (7.01%) Disaster Recovery
6 48 (6.35%) Change Management
7 47 (6.22%) High Availability
8 43 (5.69%) Open Source
9 42 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
10 31 (4.10%) Service Management
11 28 (3.70%) Load Balancing
12 27 (3.57%) Project Management
13 23 (3.04%) E-Commerce
14 22 (2.91%) Continuous Integration
15 21 (2.78%) Performance Monitoring
16 19 (2.51%) Incident Management
17 18 (2.38%) Problem Management
18 16 (2.12%) ITSM
18 16 (2.12%) Service Delivery
18 16 (2.12%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 102 (13.49%) Perl
2 96 (12.70%) SQL
3 93 (12.30%) Shell Script
4 92 (12.17%) Python
5 84 (11.11%) Bash Shell
6 76 (10.05%) PowerShell
7 42 (5.56%) Java
8 30 (3.97%) PHP
9 28 (3.70%) Ruby
10 17 (2.25%) Korn
11 12 (1.59%) JavaScript
12 10 (1.32%) C
13 9 (1.19%) Bourne shell
13 9 (1.19%) Go
13 9 (1.19%) VBScript
14 8 (1.06%) VB
15 7 (0.93%) RPG IV
16 6 (0.79%) AWK
16 6 (0.79%) C-shell
17 5 (0.66%) C#
Qualifications
1 39 (5.16%) Security Cleared
2 27 (3.57%) Degree
3 25 (3.31%) SC Cleared
4 14 (1.85%) DV Cleared
5 12 (1.59%) CCNA
5 12 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 7 (0.93%) RHCE
10 5 (0.66%) MCSE
11 4 (0.53%) CCNP
11 4 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.53%) NCDA
11 4 (0.53%) NCIE
11 4 (0.53%) NCSA
12 3 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.26%) RHCSA
13 2 (0.26%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (4.76%) SLA
2 17 (2.25%) QA
3 6 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 146 (19.31%) Active Directory
2 119 (15.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (7.94%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 54 (7.14%) NFS
4 54 (7.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 27 (3.57%) vSphere
6 26 (3.44%) KVM
7 24 (3.17%) Hyper-V
8 23 (3.04%) VMware ESX
9 22 (2.91%) Veritas File System
10 21 (2.78%) XenApp
11 17 (2.25%) Firmware
11 17 (2.25%) iptables
12 14 (1.85%) RHEV
13 13 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
13 13 (1.72%) XenDesktop
14 12 (1.59%) Samba
15 11 (1.46%) GPFS
16 10 (1.32%) Docker
17 7 (0.93%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 118 (15.61%) Puppet
2 43 (5.69%) NetBackup
3 38 (5.03%) Opscode Chef
4 37 (4.89%) Ansible
5 35 (4.63%) Nagios
6 28 (3.70%) SCCM
6 28 (3.70%) SCOM
7 19 (2.51%) Control-M
8 15 (1.98%) Oracle ZFS
8 15 (1.98%) WSUS
9 14 (1.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 10 (1.32%) HAProxy
11 9 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
11 9 (1.19%) Oracle RMAN
12 8 (1.06%) Cacti
12 8 (1.06%) OpenView
13 7 (0.93%) Veritas Storage Foundation
14 6 (0.79%) BMC PATROL
14 6 (0.79%) Ganglia
14 6 (0.79%) Legato
Vendors
1 223 (29.50%) Red Hat
2 210 (27.78%) VMware
3 128 (16.93%) Microsoft
4 110 (14.55%) Veritas
5 108 (14.29%) Oracle
6 92 (12.17%) HP
7 79 (10.45%) IBM
8 76 (10.05%) EMC
9 62 (8.20%) NetApp
10 56 (7.41%) Cisco
11 39 (5.16%) Citrix
12 31 (4.10%) Sun
12 31 (4.10%) Symantec
13 20 (2.65%) Dell
14 19 (2.51%) Brocade
15 17 (2.25%) BMC
16 14 (1.85%) 3PAR
16 14 (1.85%) Splunk
17 13 (1.72%) F5
18 12 (1.59%) Atlassian
East Sussex
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day Contract
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £460.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
Reed Technology
Rate: £71 - £81 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham
aap3
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Camberley
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Edinburgh
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Rate: £25000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
London
G2 Recruitment
Rate: Market related
Posted: 25 days ago
City of London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 25 days ago